Chika Shimada

Chika Shimada

She was born on 2 January 1889. She worked in and owned a candy store at 710 Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Nobuji Shimada (husband) and Shokichi Shimada (son). Her home address is listed as 128 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameChika Shimada
Custodian Identification Number10380
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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